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after a classified session on capitol hill where fox news was told james clapper, head of u.s. intelligence community of definite his team did not make controversial changes to the talking points on benghazi provided to rice, critics say that changes including stripping out word al qaeda and had affect of minimizing roll are terrorism but now went last 24 hours, clap are's officclapper's office saiy reversal and said they were responsible for those changes. and adam shift said, to anyone listening it was clear from general petraeus, and other officials to testified last week, talking points were ammended to protect classified sources of information. and not subject to any political spin, now clapper must explain genesis of the statement about attack which was blamed on this video and a demonstration eye jacked by terrorists. >> i think wha clapper has to sy whether he add vacated the youtube video theory, whether he pressed it on the white house, if so, did he did it at the direction of the white house, that is something we need a lot more testimony bgiven that he is flatly
clapper was informed tuesday evening. the president was told thursday, hours before his face-to-face meeting with general petraeus. there are still questions about why congressional leaders weren't told until friday. but let's get back to general petraeus. an official tells cnn that james clapper encouraged petraeus to step down after learning of the affair. joining me now is rejeve from "the washington post." good morning to you. do you think general would have step dound if clapper hadn't suggested it? >> good morning, randi. i think pe tratraeus faced withs investigation, faced with officials understanding what has occurred between him and his biographer paula broadwell was left with little choice. with everything i know, i think that resignation would have been something he likely would have suggested himself as well. >> you have written quite a bit about petraeus. how surprised were you when you heard this news? >> profoundly surprised. it didn't seem in character. petraeus was something nr than just a shrewd battlefield tactician, a very capable strategist. for the last
the director of national intelligence, james clapper, of the affair. clapper advised petraeus to step down, and within days, petraeus did. question, is there more to this affair than meets the eye? pat buchanan. >> i don't think there's a great deal more than what we already know, john. a lot of people are attacking the fbi for investigating those harassing e-mails running to the source but once the fbi did and they found out, a, that the cia director was having an illicit affair with this woman sending e-mails and that it was david petraeus, i think they had to follow up. they probably got the approval of mauler, the head of the fbi, to follow up. and when they did they're looking at documents that ms. broadwell has, and i think it really is a legitimate thing to follow up on for these reasons. petraeus, you had a potential scandal there that would blow him up and blow him out of his career, which it did. secondly, he's a potential target of blackmail if he's having an illicit afair. third, there's the potential that you're compromising security. fourth, with due regard to the general who
from the nation's top intelligence official james clapper. the charge is that clapper made inconsistent statements to congress and the public on who was behind changes to the c.i.a. talking points that critics say minimized the role of terrorism in the benghazi attack. >> we do need to understand why the talking points did not present the truth of what we knew at the time. >> on thursday, classified session, fox news told clapper was "unequivocal that the changes were made outside the intelligence community and he didn't know who was responsible. late monday night, clapper spokesman said the intelligence community was responsible for the sub stantive changes. senior democrat on the house intelligence committee said after last week's classified hearings that the changes were made for security reasons. >> i think getting in to those specifics of those responsible concern the intelligence community might reveal classified information. >> in a statement today, congressman shift said clapper's timeline backs that up. former member of the bush administration says clapper must now explain the
attack? >> chris: in fairness to susan rice, james clapper said after she testified at the time that it was their belief. maybe they were wrong or maybe they were trying to protect something, but he gave her some cover in saying that was the intelligence community assessment. >> no doubt. men the interviews she did, she said as of now ^wa. we know of now to indicate that. and david petraeus imposed the closed door hearings. said much the same thing. that he heard from susan rice in public. what we have here is a situation where it's become highly politicized. no doubt about that. political effort that obama reacted to strongly in the press conference when he said why take on susan rice. if you want to come after somebody, come after me. that prompted senator mccain to say you have culpability here. >> chris: it may be politicized but it doesn't mean something didn't go wrong. >> we shouldn't be under illusion there weren't elements of the government that didn't understand this was a terrorist attack. you had mike ronallers on the morning of september 12, chairman of the house in
. and on november 6, election day, the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, jim clapper. clapper then told the white house on wednesday. the national security team. the president himself learned of the inquiry on thursday morning. petraeus offered his resignation that afternoon in person to the president. the president accepted his resignation on friday. some lawmakers are asking why did the fbi -- why didn't they inform them or the white house sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> it's going on for several months and yet now it appears the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> eric cantor says he learned of the affair in late october saying in a statement, quote, i was contacted by an fbi employee concerned that sensitive, classified information may have been compromised and made certain director mueller was aware of the serious allegations and the potential risk to national se
or breached any security problem. on election day the fbi notified james clapper, he's the director of national intelligence, about the investigation. the next day he told people in the white house. that was clapper. but the president wasn't informed until the following day, november 8th. lawmakers have expressed anger they weren't informed earlier about the investigation. here is dianne feinstein who chairs the senate intelligence committee today. >> this thing just came so fast and so hard and since then it's been like peeling an onion. every day another peel comes off and you see a whole new dimension to this. so my concern has actually escalated over the last few days. >> republican congressman peter king of new york said the timeline that he sees here doesn't add up. >> once the fbi realized it was investigating the director of the cia or the cia director had come within the focus of its scope, i believe at that time they had an absolute obligation to tell the president. not to protect david petraeus, but to protect the president. and to have someone out there in such a sensiti
on the dni under the microscope. >> white house officials say the administration support for clapper, head of the u.s. intelligence remains strong. >> does the president have confidence in dni? >> absolutely. >> over the weekend, they said that they must explain the include reversal. >> i saw the director say didn't know where the talking points were edited and now he is saying that he did. it will be interested how that, how that transpired. >> prior to thanksgiving, rare closed sessions, they told them he didn't know who changed the talking point on benghazi. the references to al-qaeda. >> even when you testify in closed session, it's viewed at least by most parties involved as under oath. >> clapper's role is potential live subsumed by the role as a white house staffer. i think that is something that we need a lot more testimony about. especially given that he is flatly contradicted what he told congress. >> even before the controversial reversal of the talking points, conference in early october, they insist the attack came without warning and bristleed at the criticism of his office o
intelligence cleave, the director of national intelligence james clapper is getting the blame from top republicans who say he made blatantly inconsistent statement to them on who changed the cia talking points on the attack. they sit was al qaeda and somebody changed that talking point. there was testimony late last week from former cia director david petraeus who we are told told the lawmakers the initial documents coming out of the cia was this ambush that killed the four americans in benghazi included the word terrorism and cited al qaeda. but someone changed the language. then we had congressman pete king say they questioned james clapper and all the intel heads on capitol hill about this and they all said we don't know who changed it. we don't know. the pressure is now on for answers because now you have got clapper coming out and saying it was me. but clapper was one of the ones saying i have no idea how it was. that led to intel community chairman mike rogers saying he wants an explanation from clapper himself. eli lake is a national security reporter. these weren't small player
clapper very well. i'm not going to question his word, but it's a little late given all the testimony we had. we had late september briefings with director clapper in the room. no such admonition came out, so i'm a little bit surprised, but somebody's got to fess up as to what happened. it wasn't susan rice. it was somebody in the administration or intelligence commune and we know it wasn't david petraeus. >> do you think it's possible that anyone at the white house could have known the full version of events or possible series of version of events and yes, they are handed an editeded version, the same one ambassador rice received, but they knew there were alternative ones that said it was preplanned, not spontaneous. >> for the administration to admit it wasn't informed, information the director said he had was hard for me to believe and means the administration really wasn't on top of their game. the most important issue we got here, a u.s. ambassador was murdered. first ambassador we've lost since 1979. three others were killed. we didn't have advanced intelligence to know the attack
the -- the idea this the president didn't know until clapper and petraeus tell him, i mean, that is just -- you can't believe that you can't believe the attorney general wouldn't warn his friend, the president. >> bill: i'm not defending president obama because i really don't know what his -- he is having a press conference by the way on wednesday. obviously this is going to be huge. i hope libya is, too. i'm not sure that they are lying about anything at this juncture. maybe they are. >> let me lay it out for you. >> bill: go ahead. >> okay. now, this was beautifully engineered because they are very good political operatives to make sure the president was unstained by all of this. that he could say oh, i didn't know anything but gee, dave, thanks for your service to the country, bye-bye. what they do is even though we know eric holder knew, the attorney general, he did not tell the one man who needed to be told. >> bill: nobody believes he didn't tell him. >> no. i'm talking about jim clapper. i'm talking about clapper now. he didn't tell the director of national intelligence about this, petra
have been first notified by the fbi of the counterintelligence investigation and jim clapper. jim clapper would have had an obligation to notify someone in the white house. likely the white house chief of staff or the national security adviser of the ongoing and the ongoing investigation and the nature of it. we don't know the white house has not confirmed who was notified, had not given us a timeline. we don't know when and then it would have been up to those in the white house when to notify the president. with the election they may have tried to wait to decide to wait until after the election, if that was possible. we simply don't know the answer to questions about this timeline. you rest assured the president did not learn for the first time from david petraeus. >> we have more questions and we're working to get more answers. fran townsend, thank you. >>> not everyone was happy about the results of tuesday's election and some are showing their disapproval in ways you might not expect. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b po
on tuesday the justice department notified the head of national intelligence james clapper. then events moved quickly. clapper notified the white house wednesday. thursday morning national security adviser tom donalin made the president aware. petraeus met with the president that same afternoon and offered his resignation. mr. obama said he wanted to think about it for 24 hours. friday afternoon he accepted petraeus' resignation. now it is up to petraeus' deputy michael morel to lead the agency and face what is likely to be harsh questioning on the benghazi attack when he testified on the hill in place of petraeus, that will happen next week. morel started as an economic analyst with the cia more than 30 years ago. officials here at the white house say president obama has the utmost confidence in morel. he was one of the key people briefing the president during the planning process of the osama bin laden operation. lester? >> kristen welker at the white house tonight. thanks. >>> we are four days past the presidential election. tonight the counting is finally over in the state of florida. bar
that petraeus was the source. director of national intelligence james clapper is said to have learned about the t on election day and asked the general to resign on thursday. the general went to the white house friday and the president accepted the resignation. senate intelligence committee chair dianne feinstein said the news was like a lightning bolt. top former aide to petraeus said the general is devastated. a former spokesman for petraeus said the jep's wife of 38 years is furious. white house officials insist they were first told of the investigation wednesday. the president thursday. but three well-placed intelligence sources say john brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism advisor was aware of the affair as early as summer of 2011. something his spokesman denies. now petraeus was scheduled to testify this week at a hearing on the september 11 terror attack that left the u.s. ambassador to libya dead, along with three other americans. of now, he will not participate. but many on capita capitol hilly they will need to hear from him and that may change. we are following this as
of us. now the office of national intelligence director, james clapper, reports it wasn't the white house that changed rice's talking points. it was the u.s. intelligence committee. republicans on capitol hill say they have an issue with that and james rosen is in dc with the details of this saga as they played out today. hello, james. >> hello. the director of national intelligence, retired general james clapper, is the top intelligence officer. his spokesman, sean turner, issued a statement monday night to all major news organization, except fox news. turner admitted it was, quote unquote, the intelligence community that changed the wording of ambassador rice's talking points. but turner also asserted he and sharp contrast to his own previous statements that the intelligence community always regarded benghazi as a terrorist attack. today republican senator john mccain said issues and i quote, i participated in hours of hearings in the senate select committee on intelligence last week regarding the events in benghazi where senior intelligence officials were asked this very question
responsibility for the attack. >> director of fashionnal intelligence james clapper now changing his story about who moved al qaeda from the talking points from the ghazi terrorist attack that left four americans dead. accordi -- benghazi terrorist attack. he changed the wording before it was passed on to the white house. during the closed door hearings on the attack clapper said he did not know who made the changes. republican chairman of the house intelligence committee mike rogers demanding an immediate explanation. >> lis questioning two men in connection with the blast that leveled two homes in indianapolis and left two people dead. one of them is being linked to this white van that was spotted near the home on the day of the explosion. neighbors say they saw it outside of the trailer for about two weeks until it disappeared three-days ago. the explosion is being investigated as a homicide case. >>> hopes that hostess will survive may be crumbling. this after talks with the striking baker's union broke down last night. as a result of the texas based company will be back in bankruptcy court
, a classified section. fox news told that james clapper hid of the u.s. intelligence community was definite. his team did not make controversial changes to the talking points used by ambassador susan rice. critics say the changes like taking out the word at divide played down the terrorism angle. on tuesday this week in a total reversal. clapper's office says they were responsible for the changes. >> i think clapper has to say and has to say publicly whether he advocated the youtube video theory, whether he pressed it on the white house and others in the intelligence community, and, if so, did he do that at the direction of the white house? >> democrats accused the republicans of politicizing this issue, arguing that the changes made to the talking points used by ambassador rice, those changes were made simply for reasons to protect classified information, trace. >> trace: and catherine, what do we make of the timing here? >> the timing is very important. in the last week we have had several major events in this story. we had the classified briefings on capitol hill last week where the nation's
at that point. the head of d.n.i. is james clapper, an obama appointee. a source told us clapper reviewed the points but there's no indication he personally made the edits. clapper may be asked to explain. today the house intelligence committee released a statement saying this version of events differs from earlier accounts and they want answers, scott. >> pelley: margaret, thank you. the pill will be available without a prescription if doctors have their way. and northwest rain isn't news-- until it falls like this when the "cbs evening news" continues. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! heartburn symptoms causedelieve by acid reflux disease. thanks. osteoporosis-related bone fractures and low magnesium levels have been seen with nexium. possible side effects include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. other serious stomach conditions may still exist. talk to
because the links were deemed too tenuous to make public at that point. the head of dni is james clapper an obama appointee. clapper reviewed the points but there's no indication that he personally made the edits. clapper may be asked to plain. a statement was release saying this version differs from earlier accounts and they want answers. >>> this morning india executed the lone surviving terrorist on mumbai. he held mumbai hostage for three days in 2008 targeting luxury hotels. 166 people were kill. the gunman was hanged. the taliban called him a hero who will inspire others. take a quick break. when we come back, prescription for change. a new push to make birth control pills available over-the-counter. this is the morning news. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommende
cnn the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, james clapper, about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close, and that director clapper as a friend, colleague, fellow officer and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house about the investigation on wednesday, and then of course on thursday, the president and director petraeus met and that's when his letter of resignation was offered to the president. the questions will focus on this second woman, who was she, what was the nature of her relationship with petraeus and what more do officials know about the nature of these e-mails between broadwell and this other woman? maybe some of the questions will be answered as the oversight committees begin to pose questions of their own over this investigation and why they weren't informed of it until just hours before director petraeus sent notice of his resignation and the reason behind it to the men and women who worked f
intelligence james clapper about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close and director clapper as a friending colleague, fellow officer, and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house on wednesday and then, of course, the president and general petraeus met and that's when, in fact, his resignation was offered to the president. the questions now will, of course, focus on the second woman. who was she? what was the nature of her relationship with petraeus and what more do the officials know about the e-mails and this other woman? maybe some of the questions will be answered as the oversight committee now begin to pose questions of their own in this investigation and why they weren't informed of it until just hours before general petraeus sent notice of his resignation and the reasons behind it to the men and women behind the cia. >>> michael hayden was director under president george w. bush. here's his reaction and his thoughts on the
the investigation then. a senior intelligence official says director of national intelligence james clapper was notified of the investigation by the fbi last tuesday, election day, just as some polls were beginning to close. that same source says that on wednesday, clapper notified the white house. petraeus met with the president last thursday and offered his resignation, which was accepted as the ordeal became public on friday. >> suzanne kelly joins me from washington. i just got something literally on my iphone. this is from the "wall street journal." i'm going to read this to you. this is the second time i'm reading it. a federal agent who launched the investigation that ultimately led to the resignation of david petraeus was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to superiors' concerns he had become personally involved in the case according to officials familiar with the probe. the fbi officials found thate has sent shirtless pictures of himself to miss kelly, according to people familiar with the probe. so that is certainly another strange piece in this puzzle. how do
the explanation that we are hearing from the intelligence clapper. >> in thursday the classified session james clapper gave sworn testimony that they didn't know who was responsible for changing the so-called talking points on benghazi which critics say minimized -- minimized the role. they say it was the intelligence community that was behind those changes. the intelligence community made sub stan sigh changes before the talking points were sent to government agency partners. partners is a reference to the white house. the justice department and the pentagon and the fbi. the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee says, quote, it gives a new explanation that differs from information provided from testimony. and now they are demanding an immediate plan nation from clapper. we heard from a leading democrat who said the changes were made to protect the classification. they were not subject to any spin by the whoit house or ambassador to the u.n. it is high time we returned our focus to where it should have been all along. this new time line does not address another sig can't -- s
it appears that the office of director of national intelligence headed by james clapper is preparing to take the fall to remove all references to al-qaeda and terrorism from that document. these were the talking points used by susan rice appearances which she blamed the incident on a youtube video. this revelation directly contradicts what clapper's and colleagues and intel community told congress last week. take a look at this. >> that the hearing we had on thursday and friday, we had every leader of the intelligence community there including folks from the state department, the f.b.i., everybody there was asked do you know who made these changes. nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed it was that was not there is the white house. >> so clapper was in the room and refused to take responsibility just last week. now, all of a sudden, that pressure is mounting on the white house and he steps forward to admit culpability. john mccain released a statement quote, this latest episode is why many of us is so frustrated and suspicious of the actions of the administration when it comes to the ben
handling of the attack and the target is christmas clapper accuseed of backtracking on what he told lawmakers in a closed door meeting. what are you learning of the latest violence in libya? >>reporter: the funeral was held for a security director in benghazi, only in the job for a few weeks and shot outside his home. it is not clear if this is connected to the violence if benghazi fox is told that there is a power vacuum in libya after the push by islamists to drive out western influences. the attack on the consulate cemented the view among analysts that eastern libya is now ungoverned space and the libyan government has tried and failed to exert control. by mid-augusta month before the attack an emergency action committee at the consulate was briefed, that ten groups had training camps in benghazi itself. trace? >>trace: back home, catherine, republican lawmakers have sent another letter to the white house demanding answers on the consulate attack. what do we know? >> senator graham charges that the obama administration has failed to response adding that the obama white house was
of national intelligence, mr. clapper signed off on. were they part of a cover-up? did they do something wrong? ask them. they told us, look, we were there. congressman king was there for two days of hearings. >> he says she should have asked more questions. she shouldn't just go out and read talking points. >> well, you mean she should look at the other intelligence. should david petraeus have looked at the other intelligence? of course, he is the head of the cia. should the head of -- the director of national intelligence, he has access to the intelligence. they all had access to the intelligence, but this is the key, martha, and i want to hear representative king deny it, those talking points were signed off on by petraeus and by clapper. does she not have a right to rely on -- >> congressman king, very quickly on this. >> well, the fact is that when general clapper and general petraeus signed off on those talking points, it had different language in them. when they went over to the administration, we don't know whether it was the white house, the national security council, the justice depa
would like for james clapper to return to capitol hill to explain why he told them that he did not know who changed the intelligence talking points. sean turner says it clapper's on agency. >> she made these statements last night, the eve of thanksgiving, people are cooking, why are we just now hearing from her ten weeks after the attack? >> reporter: essentially, because it's increasingly clear that the president wants to nominate her to be his next secretary of state despite strong republican objections. >> i have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have, and i always will. um, i do think that some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded, but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> reporter: meanwhile, any attempt to hold the perpetrators to account stalled. few suspects have been named or questioned, and gunmen walk free in benghazi. and yesterday the national security chief in benghazi was killed by three gunmen as he returned home from work. he may have had informatio
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